Meet ‘slickenfingers,’ the viral sports fan dipping chicken fingers in her soda
One woman’s journey to marry chicken and soda around the world. One sports fan is going viral for one very unique food habit — dipping chicken tenders in soda. View this post on Instagram And then this happened ❤️ so much love from the crowd @thegarden thank you to my fans @nyknicks @msgnetworks #theknicks #knickstape #msg A post shared by Alexa G (@slickenfingers) on Nov 6, 2018 at 7:45am PST Instagram user “slickenfingers” is the progenitor of a chicken soda craze, that is absolutely not sweeping the nation. Now she’s made a point out of dipping her chicken fingers in soda at a variety of sporting events. The Knicks game on Tuesday is perhaps the best-known, with the internet widely condemning the act, horrified that someone would commit what they view as a food atrocity, but slickenfingers is committed to her love. She also dipped her fingers in soda at the U.S. Open. Why are we dipping chicken fingers into soda? Why is this happening? Someone call the cops right now! pic.twitter.com/iO9KsgYE4O— Eric Hubbs (@BarstoolHubbs) September 3, 2018 I’m never going to be one to yuck someone’s yum. Chase your bliss. Follow your dreams. Dip your chicken in whatever liquids you deem delicious — but I also had to know more about the person who does this as their calling. I talked to Alexa, I had to know more about slickenfingers’ quest to spread the gospel of chicken and soda. SB Nation: How did you get the idea to dip chicken fingers in soda?Slickenfingers: My dad had me do it when I was young to cool them off, and then I started to like it. How many chicken fingers have you dipped in soda at this point?Wow what a question. Too many? [laughs] Certainly in the hundreds. Who has the best fingers, who has the worst?The ones at Yankee stadium are honestly incredible. They hold the title for now..I’m looking forward to try more at stadiums around the country (hint hint: invite me) They are just so crispy and the breading is delish. The ones at MetLife stadium are inedible. They are spongey and taste like cardboard. If you had to go the rest of your life without either chicken fingers or soda, which do you choose?I could do without the soda. I don’t even drink it I just use it for the dip [laughs]. But I’m a chicken finger girl for life. What do you think makes dipping chicken fingers in soda resonate with people? I think there are a lot of people that have weird eating habits so they understand me. I have heard so many bizarre combos since this whole thing started. Like chocolate syrup in scrambled eggs, sausage in Special K. So strange, we’re all a bunch of weirdos. Where’s the one place you’ve been wanting to dip fingers in soda in, but haven’t? I’ve never done it outside of the US I think mainly because I was embarrassed. I’d love to do the dip in Australia I seem to have some fans down there haha. I’m sure you get asked this a lot, but would you rather fight 100 chickens with human hands and fingers, or 100 large sodas with chicken beaks and legs? Yes that’s the common question I receive actually. I’d rather fight the sodas because even fighting one chicken sounds traumatizing and sends shivers down my spine. Who’s the most famous person to react to your chicken finger and soda capers?John Mayer commented on the video.. but I’m sure there are others that are discussing it Any other fun food dipping habits?I love Kinder chocolate and bring it everywhere and stick it in random things like bread and pancakes. One time I tried it on crispy rice lol. What’s next for slickenfingers? There is SO MUCH next for slickenfingers! This is just the very beginning - I highly advise everyone to stay tuned. I’m starting with my cola flavored dipping sauce that I’m coming out with in December! You can continue to monitor slickenfingers’ journey through life, chicken and soda on her Instagram page.